We can all get caught up in our routines and have a hard time changing those familiar things or adding new activities to our schedules. At Shannondale, we offer all seniors the opportunity to learn new things not only about our facilities, but also to participate in events about relevant or popularly requested topics.
Correlative Health Benefits
According to an article from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), engaging in social and productive activities can result in several positive impacts to health. The NIH said their research suggested that seniors who took part in activities were physically more resilient and are subsequently happier and healthier.
Live Well Event Series
Through Shannondale’s Live Well event series, we bring seniors a custom series that provides unique experiences and insights. Recent topics included:
- June: What to Look for in a Continuum of Care Retirement Community
- July: Meeting Dr. Chris Mathews, Our WellPark Physical Therapy Expert
- July: Top 5 Things Your Smartphone Can Do, Presented by Jennifer Dancu.
One upcoming event, by popular demand, is the return of Jennifer Dancu, from Tech Ed for All to The Lodge at Shannondale. She will be at The Lodge the first Friday of every month starting August 5th from 1 – 2 p.m. Dancu’s helpful tips and answers to attendee questions offer guidance on how to use our devices in an ever-changing technological space. She is also available for private sessions as well.
August Live Well
Also featured is an August 9th tour of WellPark with Dr. Chris Mathews with interested persons meeting at the fireplace area of The Lodge at 2 p.m. the day of the event. Attendees would then be transported to and from WellPark by bus.
September Live Well
What you need to know prior to the annual Medicare enrollment period: September 13th at 3 p.m. at The Lodge at Shannondale. Steve Hordos and Janet Storm-Barnes from Humana will provide a presentation with an introduction on Medicare including eligibility, what it is, the plans, supplemental plans and how to enroll.
October Live Well
Another exciting upcoming event is the October 11th Fall Pumpkin Painting event. This event is 3-4 p.m. and an RSVP ahead of time is required as pumpkins and other supplies need to be secured in advance. All you need to bring are yourself and a smock just in case. The event will be held on the dining patio at The Lodge (weather permitting).
November Live Well
Lastly, Joy Gaertner of Walking with Joy will present “Walking with Joy Through the Holidays with Joy.” Where Gaertner will discuss how to live with hope and peace after loss and grief. Further, the November Live Well event will explore restorative practices for your soul and to find joy again during the holidays.
Stay tuned for information on upcoming activities in the Live Well series and for any other inquiries or to RSVP for any of the featured events, please email email@example.com